Jonathan Cape has confirmed it is bringing forward publication of Howard Jacobson's novel J, which this week was longlisted for the Man Booker prize.
J was originally scheduled for release on 25th September, but will now be published on 14th August.
Jacobson's novel is one of several on the longlist which are as yet unavailable, prompting complaints from booksellers that a sales opportunity is being lost. Simon Key from the Big Green Bookshop commented: “How are booksellers able to make a song and dance among customers when we can’t offer them the books?"
Fourth Estate is bringing forward publication of Joseph O'Neill's The Dog to 31st July.
However Hodder & Stoughton has confirmed it will not bring forward the release date for Us by David Nicholls, which is not due out until September 30th. The publication dates for David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks (Sceptre) and How to Be Both by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton), both due in the first week of September, are also remaining unchanged.
All the other longlisted titles are already available.